From attic to basement and all the walls in between, Arctic Insulation has you covered. By utilizing technology and products to reduce energy consumption, we take an active role in helping reduce greenhouse gases which helps to slow the effects of global warming.
Insulation keeps the heat in during winter and slows the flow of heat into your home during the summer. If you properly insulate your house or business, it will be warmer in the winter and cooler in summer. This creates a more comfortable environment for your family all year round. (It will also help cut back on your energy bill!)
Types of Insulation:
Blanket insulation is the most common type of insulation and comes in batts or rolls. The batts and rolls are available in varying widths and thicknesses. The most common material used to make it is fiberglass. Different varieties have a facing added to create an air and/or vapor barrier. Common facing materials include kraft paper, vinyl sheeting and aluminum foil.
Spray foam insulation is a common application of liquid foam. It can also be injected, poured or foamed in place. The most common material in spray foam insulation is polyurethane. Spray foam insulation installation typically costs more than blanket insulation. However, the higher R-value (a measure of insulation’s ability to reduce the rate of heat flow) associated with sprayed in foam can cut weatherizing costs and save you money over the life of the insulation.
Rigid foam insulation (also known as rigid panels) can be used to insulate virtually every area of your home. On a cost per R-value basis, rigid foam is more expensive and more difficult to install than blanket insulation. The main advantage is the relatively high R-value for limited thickness. Rigid foam provides continuous coverage and provides an air and moisture seal that blanket insulation doesn’t provide. Installing is easier than spray foam. Rigid foam can easily be cut to size with a knife. The biggest drawback of rigid foam is its inflexibility. The rigidity makes it difficult to install in small or irregular areas. It’s best used in unfinished walls, floors, ceilings and unvented low-slope roofs.
Loose fill insulation is made up of small particles of fiber, foam or other materials. Like spray foam, loose fill insulation conforms to the installation area. The most common materials used are cellulose, fiberglass or mineral wool.
Do You Need Insulation Installed in Your Home or Business?
Arctic Insulation offers free estimates and quotes.
We serve Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Iowa City, Coralville and other communities in Eastern Iowa.
Call us today at 319-261-1000 to discuss your insulation needs.